Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans spark debate over how to clean floors – ‘sweep, vacuum then mop!’

Mrs Hinch, whose real name Sophie Hinchcliffe, is a cleaning expert who shares her tips on social media. She has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram and has been known to appear on TV to share her tips. Her fans have created their own social media groups to share tips on cleaning and tidying.

“If the floor has a lot of pet hair or dirt i.e. mud, sweep first.”

Another said: “I dust, vacuum then mop.”

Another person suggested: “Sweep first, vacuum and mop.”

Another user agreed: “I sweep to get up the big stuff that might block the vacuum… then I vacuum and then I mop to get the grunge and dust.”

Another person said: “Sweep to get up the larger particles, then vacuum for the smaller particles, and dust and so you can get in all the little nooks and crannies, then mop to clean and disinfect and shine.”

Another said: “Sorry to everyone but why bother sweeping when you plan to vacuum afterwards?

“Vacuums are to make our lives easier and save you from scattering dust around! Just vacuum and mop!

“Invest in a good vacuum and that’s it! I have forgotten how to use brooms.”

Another person replied: “I’m just curious, if you’re vacuuming, why are you sweeping?”

Another cleaning fan agreed: “Why sweep and vacuum?”

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